If you spend any considerable amount of time on the road, sooner or later you will be involved in an accident of some sort. Luckily, the majority of road accidents in the UK are relatively minor, but even the slightest scratch or dent can result in vehicle claims for compensation.
For many of us, our car is essential to our day-to-day lives – it’s how we get to and from work; how we take the kids to school; how we do the weekly shop and it can even be how we go on holiday. Car repairs can be costly, but more than that, they can create huge inconvenience. Many vehicle claims will take into account the impact your accident has had on your earning potential and lifestyle, so even if the cost of your repair is minimal it may still be worth pursuing your claim.
How do you pursue vehicle claims?
If you have been injured and your vehicle has been damaged in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. There are many different types of vehicle claims. If your car suffered minor accidental damage by another vehicle while stationary, you may wish to settle the matter person-to-person, with the guilty party covering the cost of any repair work needed.
However, if the damage to your vehicle is so severe that you are substantially inconvenienced and stand to lose out on your earnings, you may wish to take your claim further and seek compensation.
If you wish to take legal action, it is important that you carefully document any evidence of the accident, and keep track of any income lost or inconvenience suffered as a result of the damaged vehicle. Get advice from a good law firm on how to proceed with your case, and find out how much compensation you may be able to claim.
What we do
Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) has been in business since 2000, advising clients on vehicle claims and all types personal injury claims.
Our law firm operates on a 100% no win no fee* basis, and we are available to offer confidential legal advice via our freephone helpline, just dial 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, you can log onto www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk and take our 30-second test to find out whether or not you have a case.
Date Published: 10th July 2014
Author: Jan Newell